Monday, June 8, 2009

The last ten books I have read

Kaylynne completed a MEME on books that she has read. The questions are very hard for this engineer's brain and my ONE literature class I had in college. That one English course included Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, that is all I remember about it.

But I went ahead and tried to answer the questions and I am giving you the list of books I have read since the end of the Spring semester. Because I know you are all dying to know, what does a geek read?

1. What author do you own the most books by? Trevor Kletz- He is the father of Learning from Industrial accidents.

2. What book do you own the most copies of?The Bible. My favorite revisions are the Good News and The Living Word. I hope to buy The Message soon and on the Colbert Report, I just saw a new edition printed like a glossy magazine. I will be looking for that. (For those purist, I do own an NIV and I think even a King James Version somewhere.)

3. Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions? They did?

4. What fictional character are you secretly in love with?Roarke, from the JD Robb Eve Dallas Series.

5. What book have you read the most times in your life?North to Freedom and Watership Down

6. Favorite book as a ten year old? When I was ten, I was wild about this series of biography books. I don't know if they still exist, but they were short and fat and contained lots of details about the character's childhood. My favorite one I remember was about Luther Burbank.

I also began consuming all of the Little House books. I was the only person that did not enjoy the TV show because the characters did not fill my expectations.

7. What is the worst book you’ve read in the past year? How about worst book ever? It would have to be Silence of the Lambs followed Kiss the Girls. No more horror books for this girl ever again.

8. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year? Tough one, I think I will skip this question.

9. If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?Joshua by Joseph F. Girzone

10. What book would you most like to see made into a movie? The only movies I have liked after reading the book was the Harry Potter books so I will not jinx any of my favorite books.

11. What is the most difficult book you’ve ever read? There are so many I remember from high school, let's see- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Walden Pond, and anything by Hemingway.

12. What is your favorite book? North to Freedom, Watership Down, Gone With the Wind

13. Play?Macbeth

14. Poem?The Jabberwocky and anything by Ogden Nash

15. Essay? Seriously, I am an engineer, I don't ask you want your favorite technical paper was, do I?

16. Who is the most overrated writer alive today? Okay, he is not alive and I should probably not admit it, but I have HATED everything I have ever read by Hemingway. (I am sure I am going to literary hell for saying that.)

17. What is your desert island book? Little House on the Prairie - A great book with some survival advice.

18. And . . . what are you reading right now? (Since the end of the spring semester)

No Opportunity Wasted by Phil Keoghan

Strength and Compassion by Eric Greiten

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Sex God
Jesus wants to save Christians : a manifesto for the church in exile
When I find a book that I like, sometimes I go to the library and request every book by that author. I loved the book Velvet Elvis, it is a book about personal growth and faith. The other two books are okay, I liked most of them but I would have to say they were a bit light on content. I think they could have been condensed to one really good essay (which then could have been my favorite.)

How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
I loved the first two thirds of this book. I am still considering the last parts.

Do-it-Yourself Shiatsu - I am into acupressure and trying to learn about eastern medicine.

Promises in death -
by J.D. Robb - no redeeming features here, just pure escapism.

Cover of night
by Linda Howard - More good summer trash


Carrie Wilson Link said...

I appreciate the list, and the commentary, thank you!

Elizabeth said...

Hey! Did Littlest Geek and College Geek tell you that I saw them today at Six Flags? I saw LG as we were stepping out of the bumper cars, and he immediately asked, "Is Baby Jackson with you?"
We TOTALLY need to get the boys together!